Certificates enable users to digitally sign documents and e-mails and to send confidential information in encrypted form. The basis for issuing a certificate is an identity check, which is carried out at the TU Dresden by authorized persons on campus or centrally by employees of the Service Desk in presence or as a video identification procedure.
Personal certificates can be obtained via the EVA certificate procedure in self-service or via the DFN interface with a slight time delay. In addition, there are group certificates for function logins.
Server certificates (TLS certificates) are used to encrypt connections on the Internet, e.g. between a user's browser and the web server that provides a website, and thus protect sensitive data. Furthermore, TLS certificates serve as confirmation of the authenticity of a web server with which communication is taking place. Server certificates can be requested via the web form or via ACME.